President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has arrived at the International Conference Center in Abuja for the second signing of the National Peace Accord.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, also arrived at the venue a few minutes later to sign the peace deal.
Also in attendance is the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland; former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar; Bishop Matthew Kukah, as well as other members of the National Peace Committee.
President Buhari, Atiku, and other presidential candidates had earlier signed the first part of the peace accord in December last year.
The Peace Accord is an undertaking by all the presidential candidates to ensure peaceful and rancour-free campaigns before, during and after the 2019 general elections.
The candidates are also expected to avoid hate speech, fake news or any act capable of causing socio-political unrest in the country.
The leadership of the political parties as well as the Chairman of the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) are also expected to attend the event.
Other presidential candidates expected to sign the peace agreement include: Donald Duke-Social Democratic Party (SDP); Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim- Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Omoyele Sowore-African Action Congress (AAC) and Mrs Obi Ezekwesili- Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).
Others are Dr Obadiah Mailafia-African Democratic Congress (ADC); Prof. Kingsley Moghalu – Young Progressive Party (YPP); Pastor Chris Okotie – Fresh Democratic Party (FDP) retired Major Hamza Al-Mustapha – Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN).
Habib Gajo-Young Democratic Party (YDP); retired Maj- Gen. John Gbor – All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA); Ali Soyode-YES Party and Dr Davidson Akhimien-Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN) are also expected to sign the Peace Accord.